Massive Open Online Course (MOOC): Public Financial Management

The U.S. Embassy in Beirut invites the public to apply to an online course entitled “Public Financial Management” offered by the International Monetary Fund (IMF).

This IMFx course is designed to strengthen participants’ abilities to assess why Public Financial Management (PFM) is important; and how it supports macroeconomic stability, economic growth, and the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals.

Presented by staff of the International Monetary Fund who provide advice to countries on their PFM institutions and reform plans, the course provides a practitioner’s view to PFM starting with what PFM is, and why it is important. Over five parts, the course modules cover all stages of the budget cycle, and discuss key concepts from budget preparation, to government accountability in budget execution, and reform implementation.

This course is offered by the IMF, with financial support from the United States Agency for International Development (USAID).

Click here for more information on the course.

Course Dates and Format

Participants will explore this course in a self-paced fashion.

In addition to the online classes, participants will be invited to attend a virtual discussion session (also called facilitated session) or a workshop offered by an expert in the field of Public Finance. Please note that you are not required to choose the paid track of the course to attend the Embassy-organized session. You can take the course for free and get access to the course material, videos and readings. The free option will not allow you to earn a certificate from EdX. You can choose the paid option if you desire.

The U.S. Embassy seeks candidates who are interested in the course topic and committed to participate in the virtual facilitated session after the deadline.

How to apply:

First, please visit the course page and apply online and secondly, complete the survey to sign up for the Embassy-organized virtual session that will be offered in conjunction with this MOOC. Complete these two steps before November 19, 2021 (11:59 PM Beirut Time).

No fees are required to participate in the online course and in the supplemental virtual session. 

Course Certificates

Candidates who complete the online course and attend the facilitated session or workshop will receive certificates from the U.S. Embassy in Beirut.

 

Lebanese from all backgrounds are encouraged to apply. Applicants will be considered without regard to race, religion, sex, age, and/or physical impairment.